March 23, 2021


The bear stamp -- you know the guy, the one with the single curl on his chest! -- from the December 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit was simply too cute not to use. The Paper Pumpkin kit had come with bears as one of the components, but we subscribers were lucky enough to get this stamp to use over and over again.

After stamping him, I fussy cut the cutie and used the Blending Brushes to add a little Soft Suede sponging on his edges, leaving his belly the color of the Crumb Cake cardstock on which he was stamped. 

I cut a little slit by his hands so he could hold a separate heart I'd stamped and fussy cut. 

I mounted him onto a tag that was embossed and then onto a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, which is also embossed, 

The fancy die from the Ornate Dies set adds a little more liveliness for the sentiment. 

And a ribbon threaded through the top of the tag and tied off with a Baker's Twine bow balanced the fanciness at the bottom and the interest at the top.

Keep reading for a tutorial on how to make a card similar to this. 

Flirty Flamingo cardstock
Crumb Cake cardstock
White cardstock

Paper Pumpkin bear stamp (December 2020)
Special Someone stamp set (page 93, Annual Catalog)

Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blend
Soft Suede ink
Flirty Flaminto ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Blending Brushes (page 70, Mini Catalog)
Die Cutting/Embossing Machine
Bonanza dies (unfortunately retired -- this is what I used for the tag)
Crumb Cake ribbon
Subtle Embossing Folder
Ornate Frames dies (page 182, Annual Catalog)
Baker's Twine
Stampin' Dimensionals

Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

Cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock to 3 1/2" x 4 3/4". Use the Subtle Embossing Folder to emboss this piece. Adhere it to the card base.

Stamp the bear from the December 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit in black ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock. Fussy cut the bear. He is easy to cut out. Use a Blending Brush to add Soft Suede ink to the outer portions of the bear, leaving his hairy chest in Crumb Cake.

Use the Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blend to add a little color to his cheeks, if you desire.

On a scrap of white cardstock, stamp the outline of the heart in black, followed by the inner solid portion in Flirty Flamingo. Fussy cut the heart. Another easy one!

With your paper snips, cut in from the edges of the bear along the arm line and curving up the hands a little to make a slit in which to insert the heart. Don't worry, the cut portion of the bear won't be noticeable when you're finished.

Die cut a tag from white cardstock. Emboss it with the dots embossing folder.

Through the hole at the top of the tag, insert a 5" piece of Crumb Cake ribbon. Tie a baker's twine bow around the base of it.

Adhere the bear flat onto the tag.

Attach the tag to the card.

On a scrap of white cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Flirty Flamingo. Die cut it with the die from the Ornate Frames set.

Attach the sentiment to the bottom of the tag with a couple of Stampin' Dimensionals.